Thursday, 18 March 2021 05:14 Written by TCA
Courtesy of The Times of Central Asia [link of the website: https://www.timesca.com]
KABUL (TCA) — A survey conducted by local research firm Peace and Democracy (PDH) shows that 83 percent of the people in Afghanistan consider the Islamic Republic system and the protection of the country’s constitution as their redline in the peace process with the Taliban, Afghan broadcaster TOLOnews reported.
The research, titled “Peace Process and the Future of Afghanistan—Outlook, and Implications” shows that 90 percent of the total of 40,000 interviewees think that the Taliban has no plan for governance in Afghanistan.
The respondents also said that the UN can use its leverage to pressure the Taliban to endorse peace.
96 percent of the respondents said that the Taliban’s views toward women have not changed.
Based on the survey, only 7 percent of the respondents opposed the Constitution and the Islamic Republic system.
On the prospect of an interim government, 77 percent of the respondents said that they do not support an interim setup in the country without an election.
66 percent of the respondents said that the UN should pressure the Taliban to accept the peace process.
“We do not want a symbolic and dramatic presence, we instead want women to have an equal role along with the males,” said Fatima Massoud, member of Movement for Change in Afghanistan.
The political group Movement for Change in Afghanistan has expressed deep concerns over the fate of women in the peace process and has asked the Afghan government to deliver on its promises regarding the political participation of women in national issues including the peace process.
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